Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2018 TV Shows

Tim Goodman: 32 Best TV Shows of 2018

14 December 2018

Tim Goodman: 32 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by The Hollywood Reporter

[see also 2017]

  1. The Americans
  2. Patriot
  3. Counterpart
  4. The End of the F***ing World
  5. The Good Place
  6. Killing Eve
  7. Atlanta
  8. Succession
  9. Better Call Saul
  10. Barry
  11. Blue Planet II
  12. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  13. Detectorists
  14. The Deuce
  15. Mr Inbetween
  16. Homecoming
  17. Kidding
  18. The Man in the High Castle
  19. Patrick Melrose
  20. A Very English Scandal
  21. Lodge 49
  22. Glow
  23. The Terror
  24. Casual
  25. Get Shorty
  26. Bob’s Burgers
  27. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  28. Altered Carbon
  29. Westworld
  30. Wanderlust
  31. Forever
  32. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Noel Murray: 20 Best TV Series of 2018

14 December 2018

Noel Murray: 20 Best TV Series of 2018, as published by The Verge

[see also 2017]

Daniel D’Addario: Best TV Shows of 2018

13 December 2018

Daniel D’Addario: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Variety

[see also 2016]

  1. Pose
  2. The Americans
  3. Westworld
  4. Sharp Objects
  5. Patrick Melrose
  6. Atlanta
  7. Homecoming
  8. Maniac
  9. Barry
  10. Queer Eye

IndieWire: Best TV Shows of 2018

12 December 2018

IndieWire: Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. The Americans
  2. Atlanta
  3. BoJack Horseman
  4. Homecoming
  5. Dear White People
  6. Sharp Objects
  7. The Terror
  8. Killing Eve
  9. Barry
  10. Better Call Saul

Willa Paskin: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

12 December 2018

Willa Paskin: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Slate

[see also 2017]

  1. Succession
  2. Glow
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Atlanta
  5. Howards End
  6. Babylon Berlin
  7. Ugly Delicious
  8. The Little Drummer Girl
  9. High Maintenance
  10. Dear White People
  11. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette